Germany’s Federal Agency for Marine Shipping and Hydrography approved the Gode Wind II offshore wind-farm developed by PNE Wind AG.
Construction on the wind-farm will begin sometime between 2011 and 2012 according to reports from PNE Wind AG.
Gode Wind II will be built right next to the company’s already approved Gode Wind I. The recent approvals will enable to company to build enough infrastructure to be able to output around 88MW of wind power. Gode Wind I and Gode Wind II together will contain roughly 160 offshore wind turbines to be installed in the next couple of years. The company as set a completion date for sometime in 2012.
The Gode Wind II project had previously been presented for approval to Germany’s Federal Agency for Marine Shipping and Hydrography last year in May 2007. During this time PNE also conducted research studies on the building foundations, the ecology of the onsite building location, and the safety of the location for the Gode Wind projects. Once these qualities had been researched the results were then resubmitted to the approval agency for review in November 2008.
After reviewing the research and data collected by PNE, Germany’s Federal Agency for Marine Shipping and Hydrography deemed the project location safe giving the green light for PNE to begin construction later this year.